HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Gabriel D’Arcy, Chief Executive of newly formed LacPatrick Co-op and Aidan McCabe, Dairy Adviser, with the new LacPatrick logo Photo: © Michael Fisher

34,000 views for fisherbelfast news in 2015

The announcement of the new LacPatrick Co-Op in July was my most viewed story with 537 hits. It was written for the Northern Standard in Monaghan. I am delighted to know that 2015 was a record year for my blog with 34,000 views in different parts of the world, especially the UK, Ireland and the US. This is significant because I blogged only for seven months, publishing 212 posts until the end of July. I will now have to re-assess whether to resume blogging in 2016. The great thing is that many of the articles I posted since 2013 are being read. So a big THANK YOU to anyone who has taken the time to click on any of my stories and I wish all readers a Happy New Year. The full statistics can be seen here thanks to WordPress.

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THANKS

Michael Fisher speaking at the William Carleton Summer School, Emyvale, August 2013

Michael Fisher speaking at the William Carleton Summer School, Emyvale, August 2013

MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER

Thanks to all those readers who have continued to peruse my blog pages while I took a pause for eight months. I am delighted to see that all the various articles were receiving around 60+ hits per day. My next target therefore is to bring my total views beyond the current 49,350 to over 50,000. With your support this can be achieved. If you like the content of these pages please feel free to submit a comment using the link provided. Spread the word among your friends and give them the link to www.fisherbelfast.wordpress.com. Many thanks. Michael Fisher November 19th 2014

STOCKTAKING

Former Battersea Power Station beside railway line & River Thames, London

Former Battersea Power Station beside railway line & River Thames, London

After six months of blogging daily as FisherBelfast on various topics (some of them listed on the right-hand side of the page), I am using this opportunity to take stock. The statistics show that since January 1st when I began, I have had over 13,000 page views. It has worked out at over 2,000 every month, with the exception of February, which had 28 days. The average view per day is 71, with the best being last month when it was as high as 83 daily. The majority of viewers come via links on twitter or facebook and are from the UK, followed by Ireland, then the United States, Canada and Australia. I have had single views from 22 countries including Taiwan and Colombia. Hard to know if any of that could be attributed to spammers. So a big thank-you to anyone who has dropped in on these pages in 2013. Please continue to read my posts, sign up for e-mail alerts and tell your friends! Michael Fisher: Belfast, Dublin and Monaghan.